Free Press Journal
  • Nabam Tuki

    Arunachal all set for revolution in tea plantation

    Itanagar : Arunachal Pradesh is all set for a revolution in the tea industry with more and more farmers opting for the cash crop under a promotional scheme launched by the state government.

  • Arun Jaitley, Lok Sabha

    Government may issue Rs 15k cr sovereign gold bonds in H2 FY’16

    New Delhi: The government plans to issue sovereign gold bonds worth Rs 15,000 crore in the second half of the current fiscal as it looks to curb demand for physical gold and raise funds through issue of such securities. “Cabinet approval for the Sovereign Gold Bond scheme is expected within a month or so,” a senior official told PTI. Following the approval, bonds could be issued in the second half of this fiscal, the

  • Smriti Irani

    JNU to revamp its sexual harassment policy

    New Delhi: In order to ensure fair and timely redressal of sexual harassment complaints, Jawaharlal Nehru University is all set to revamp its policy in this regard. The policy rehaul assumes significance in wake of a statement made by HRD Minister Smriti Irani in the Lok Sabha, informing that maximum number of complaints of sexual harassment in educational institutions have been reported in Delhi.

  • Kanye West

    I’m a bad celebrity: Kanye West

    Los Angeles: Rapper Kanye West says he thinks he is a “bad celebrity”, but a pretty good artist. The 38-year-old rapper has joked he doesn’t make a great star because of his unusual behaviour but believes his music makes up for it, reported Los Angeles Times. I’m a bad celebrity, but a pretty good artist,” West said while doing a talk with Steve McQueen at Los Angeles County Museum of Art to officially unveil a video

  • Cameroon attack

    At least 14 dead in north Cameroon attack: security sources

    Yaounde: At least 14 people were killed in a bomb attack at a bar in Maroua, the main town in the far north of Cameroon, security sources said. It was the second attack within days on the regional capital after 13 people were killed on Wednesday when two girls blew themselves up in twin attacks.

  • Caitlyn Jenner

    Caitlyn Jenner gets standing ovation at Culture Club concert

    Los Angeles: Caitlyn Jenner has received a standing ovation at a Culture Club concert.  The 65-year-old “I Am Cait” star, formerly known as Bruce, was met with rapturous applause as she welcomed the band on stage prior to their performance at the Greek Theatre, reported Entertainment Tonight. “Caitlyn Jenner in the house for her first Boy George concert! This is going to be a good group. Thank you so much,” Caitlyn said. “Enough about me. Thank you

  • No proposal to raise food price in Parliament canteen: panel chief

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding the controversy over subsidized food in Parliament canteen, no proposal to raise price is on the cards as the concerned committee insists that such a measure would only hit hard employees and representatives of the media. “Much hue and cry has been made by a certain TV channel which is especially targeting lawmakers despite the fact that MPs are the ones who are using the facility the least,” A P Jitender

  • PM Narendra Modi to address tenth edition of ‘Mann ki Baat’ today

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts with the nation on ‘Mann ki baat’ program at 11 am today. The 10th edition of the programme will be aired on All India Radio. In ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister Modi shares his thoughts with the nation. The programme aims to deliver the Prime Minister’s voice to the general masses of the country since television connection is still not available everywhere, especially

  • Nitish Kumar

    JD(U), RJD for single phase polling in Bihar

    New Delhi: JD(U)-RJD alliance, which is  locked in a fierce battle with the BJP-led NDA to retain power in Bihar, wants single phase election in the state which saw voting in six stages in the last assembly poll. Wary that resource-rich BJP will have an advantage if the election campaign stretches for weeks in multiple phases, a delegation of the alliance led by JD(U) will meet the Election Commission tomorrow to call for

  • Plane crash, Tokyo

    Light plane crashes into Tokyo residential area

    Tokyo: A light plane crashed into a residential area in Tokyo this morning, setting fire to several houses and reportedly killing three people, according to officials and local media. The five-seater plane crashed at around 11:00 am (0200 GMT) shortly after it departed from Tokyo’s Chofu airport, public broadcaster NHK reported. “Four people were involved in the accident and three of them were rescued, but we don’t know about further details, including their condition,” a spokesman at

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Land bill: Government’s hopes hinged on Parliament panel

    New Delhi: Alleging “political opportunism” behind Rahul Gandhi’s tirade against the land bill, Government today hinged hopes on a “consensus” in the Joint Committee of Parliament for passage of the contentious measure and claimed Congress alone is insisting on zero amendment in the 2013 law.

  • Yakum Memon

    Parade and hang Tiger Memon, not Yakub: Salman Khan

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Salman Khan has come out in defence of death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai blast case Yakub Memon, saying the wrong man is being hung for the crimes of his brother Tiger Memon. “Get tiger hang him. Parade him not his brother,” the actor tweeted. Tiger Memon is one of the prime suspects in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case. Khan said he had been wanting to tweet about the issue for some

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Manohar Parrikar pays tribute to Kargil martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti

    New Delhi : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday paid tribute to the Kargil war martyrs by laying a wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti here. Army chief General Dalbir Singh, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and Navy chief Admiral R K Dhowan were also present on the occasion. The Kargil War was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place between May and July 1999 in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kargil District and

  • Go Pop Art

    Pop Art trend has taken over the fashion world by storm. Sapna Sarfare brings the details to make you look stunning in that style.

  • Asvaghosa, the philosopher-poet

    Though Asvaghosa initially was a strict opponent of Buddhism he finally became one of the most noted disciple of Buddhism and preacher of Buddhism, writes MEERA S. SASHITAL.

  • Uddhav Thackeray

    Spl package only for crisis, not for polls: Sena to PM

    Mumbai : Seizing on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s poll promise of ‘bigger than Rs 50,000-crore’ financial package for Bihar, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray said the special package should be extended on priority level to crisis-hit Maharashtra instead of the election-bound state. “We do not have any problem with the financial package for Bihar. He should give it to all the states which need it. But the money needs to be given first

  • Obama returns to Fatherland, reunites with his family

    Nairobi : Fulfilling the hopes of millions of Kenyans, Barack Obama returned to his father’s homeland on Saturday for the first time as US president, a long sought visit by a country that considers him a local son.